MediaWiki talk:Bad image list

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The images listed on MediaWiki:Bad image list are prohibited by technical means from being displayed inline on pages, besides specified exceptions. Images on the list have normally been used for widespread vandalism where user blocks and page protections are impractical.


Making requests - Requests for additions, removals, or exceptions may be made on this page. Any administrator can make changes to the list. If there is no response after a reasonable time, consider repeating a request at the Administrators' noticeboard.
Posting to the list - The format is as follows: Only bulleted list items (lines starting with "*") are considered. The first link on a line must be the link to the high-risk image. It is recommended that you use an initial colon in this link, so people can view this page without seeing all the restricted images. Any subsequent links on the same line are exceptions, i.e. articles where that image is allowed to be displayed inline. Text outside of links is ignored and can be used for comments. Piped links cannot be used. Please check the spelling of potential duplicate images before removing.
Image description page - A bot will place {{Restricted use}} on the image description page. This will advise users how to request that the image to be allowed on articles (that is, to expand the except list for it).
Removal from the list - When removing deleted images from the list, please double-check that the relevant image talk page has been deleted as well.


I am boldly removing swastikas from three talk page sigs Talk:Interstate 75 (already done), Talk:Son of a bitch, Talk:Bitch (insult)/Archive 1.

These can therefore be removed from the appropriate exception list.

All the best: Rich Farmbrough22:33, 29 May 2015 (UTC).

Images Moved at Commons[edit]

These need to be re-added to the list, as they were moved at Commons. File:Prince Albert piercing with curved barbell.jpg File:Prince Albert piercing with a 4ga curved barbell.jpg

ThanksSfan00 IMG (talk) 08:00, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

Request for exemption, use of perineum[edit]

Can someone with the power to do so please add an exception to use the file Male_perineum.jpg on the page Perineum only? I've been trying to update the page for Perineum to have a human photo in addition to the grays pictures already there. I simply wanted to use the images we see on Spanish wikipedia. But I've put them in the Gallery rather than the top of page just because English wikipedia is a bit more scared of nudity. Anyway, it turns out that File:Male_perineum.jpg is blacklisted (though there is no note about this on wikimedia commons image page). Hopefully this is the way to get this addressed? I don't know of a better alternative image. For now I've put an image that is not blacklisted but is less clear as a placeholder on the page. Please let me know if I'm making this request properly or if there is anything different I should be doing? Thanks! Rusl (talk) 02:34, 16 December 2015 (UTC)

@Rusl: Exception has been added.—Bagumba (talk) 08:57, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

File:Édouard-Henri Avril (29).jpg[edit]

I address myself to the powers that be. First, in passing, I must express my astonishment that this fairly esoteric and historically themed image would be restricted, especially given the nature of many other images on Wikipedia. Surely the image can be made unrestricted. My actual point, however, is more concrete and immediate. I wish to use this image on my user page, which is not currently permitted, though it is listed as appearing on some other user pages. I request an exception on the restriction, or whatever the appropriate action may be, so that I may so use the image. Antinoos69 (talk) 12:00, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

As I asked at ANI, is there a particular reason you want to use the image? Is there a draft article to be created? Is it a piece on the work itself? Or is this just "I want this picture to add to a gallery on my user page"? -- Ricky81682 (talk) 19:38, 10 February 2016 (UTC)
The image appears to not be displayed on a user page—if it is, please provide a link so the page can be fixed. Wikipedia is not available for campaigns good or bad so some other decoration will need to be chosen. There is no reason to believe this image would contribute towards a collaborative community, and there are lots of prior examples where the opposite was shown to be the case. It's not so much that we are prudes, it's more a case of we don't care—put whatever you like on your bedroom wall or your website, but a user page here is supposed to satisfy WP:USERPAGE. By the way, Wikipedia does not bother documenting every bad idea as prohibited. Johnuniq (talk) 01:19, 11 February 2016 (UTC)
Technical note, answering a question raised at ANI — when you have a collection of erotic images from a single source, and just one is on the bad-images list, this is almost certainly the result of past vandalism with that single image.  There's no point to preëmptive blacklisting of just one image from a group of similar images (blacklist them all or don't blacklist any), but if it's being used now for shock-style vandalism, we're going to be blacklisting it immediately.  Note that all blacklisted images stay on the blacklist forever unless they're removed (unlike normal protection, blacklisting can't be set to expire), so among other things, it's possible that someone added it and then forgot about it.  Nyttend (talk) 02:00, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

As I see no point in repetition, I am now reserving my comments for the Administrators' noticeboard, where I first got a response. I'll just very quickly say two things here, but I'll be conducting all further discussion at the ANB. First, the image appears on this user page (under "Coit"), along with a whole lot else. Second, while I see some evidence of homophobic censorship, I see no evidence whatsoever of "vandalism." Again, I've been discussing this at the ANB. Antinoos69 (talk) 17:45, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

That user page is on another project (Wiktionary). Johnuniq (talk) 22:33, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -- zzuuzz (talk) 08:44, 12 February 2016 (UTC)